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Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
Alaska man injured in morning rollover in New London Township
High speed chase ends in Willmar with arrest of juvenile
Convictions published Feb. 21
County proposes new traffic option for wye corridor
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wld with win in St. Paul
Boys Basketball: Montevideo overpowers YME
Boys Basketball: Dragons edge NLS
Boys Basketball: Eisenbacher's double-double leads ACGC
Boys Hockey: Willmar opens playoffs with big win
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Howard J. Powers
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
September 3, 2013
Two men found dead in boat on Lake of the Woods, third man hospitalized
WILLIAMS, Minn. -- Authorities are investigating the deaths of two men who were found in a boat on Lake of the Woods late Sunday night. The incident was reported at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday near Birch Beach, north of Williams, according to the Lake of the Woods Sheriff’s...
September 3, 2013 - 2:10pm
August 15, 2013
Death toll from Egypt violence rises to 525
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian authorities on Thursday significantly raised the death toll from clashes the previous day between police and supporters of the ousted Islamist president, saying more than 500 people died and laying bare the extent of the violence that swept much of the country...
August 15, 2013 - 7:02am
August 14, 2013
Egypt imposes state of emergency after at least 95 people killed (with video)
By Yasmine Saleh and Tom Finn CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 95 Egyptians were killed on Wednesday after security forces moved in on protesters...
August 14, 2013 - 10:54am
2 found dead in area burned by Colorado Springs wildfire
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Firefighters have at least temporarily battled to a "draw" with a fast-moving fire that has already killed two people and destroyed 379 homes, giving weary authorities and residents the first glimmer of hope after three days of mounting damage, a sheriff...
June 14, 2013 - 8:02am
June 13, 2013
Police: 4 dead in shooting in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police say four people are dead in a shooting south of downtown. The St. Louis Police Department posted on its official Twitter account that two women and two men are dead. Additional details weren't immediately available. Police cordoned off...
June 13, 2013 - 3:22pm
June 3, 2013
Raging fire kills 119 at poultry plant in northeast China
BEIJING (AP) -- Fire raged through a poultry plant in northeastern China on Monday, trapping workers inside a cluttered slaughterhouse and killing...
June 3, 2013 - 6:00am
April 24, 2013
Hastings man indicted in wife, fetus deaths
HASTINGS, Minn. - A Minnesota man is now charged with planning the deaths of his wife and their unborn child. A Dakota County grand jury indicted 36-year-old Roger Holland of Apple Valley on first-degree murder charges in the deaths of his wife, Margorie, and her 15-week-old fetus....
April 24, 2013 - 7:20am
April 18, 2013
Fertilizer plant explosion devastates West, Texas, multiple deaths (video, photos)
WEST, Texas (AP) -- Rescue workers searched rubble early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed...
April 18, 2013 - 6:30am
April 2, 2013
ME: 2 children drowned, mother’s death a suicide in Zimmerman, Minn.
ZIMMERMAN, Minn. (AP) — A medical examiner’s report has revealed more about the deaths of a mother and her two young children in eastern Minnesota. Sherburne County sheriff’s officials say autopsies determined the deaths of 7-year-old Josephine Shields and her 6-year-old brother...
April 2, 2013 - 10:29am
January 1, 2013
Year in Review: Paterno, Miller are notable 2012 deaths in sports
He went to work where a statue of him stood outside the stadium, his place of business for more than a half century. He would not live to see...
January 1, 2013 - 11:49pm
December 30, 2012
Editorial: Highway deaths are up in county
A tragic accident Thursday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and State Highway 9 west of New London took the lives of a Madison couple and injured a Hector semi driver. Our sympathies go to the families of all involved. The Highway 71/9 accident fatalities Thursday were not...
December 30, 2012 - 12:00am
December 28, 2012
Minn. goes for no DWI deaths on New Year's Eve
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Public safety officials are aiming for the fifth consecutive year with no drunken-driving deaths in Minnesota on New Year's Eve. In the past 10 years there have been eight drunken-driving deaths in Minnesota during the New Year's holiday, but none in the past four...
December 28, 2012 - 10:41am
November 19, 2012
4 dead in New Town, N.D., shooting
NEW TOWN, N.D.
November 19, 2012 - 11:09am
November 1, 2012
Survey finds seat belt use up in region; belts save lives
WILLMAR -- Seat belt use in southwest Minnesota is up 1.4 percent, according to a recent survey completed by a multi-agency effort of Toward Zero Deaths on our roadways. The September 2012 survey shows a regional rate of 82.5 percent seat belt usage.
November 1, 2012 - 12:00am
October 22, 2012
Minnesota seat belt compliance climbs, southwest region still lags behind
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's new seat belt compliance rate is 93.6 percent, marking another increase in belt use which has resulted in fewer unbelted deaths, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.
October 22, 2012 - 10:47am